Southwestern Law School to Host Armenian-American Development Event

Southwestern Law School will host a special annual event for current and prospective Armenian-American lawyers


LOS ANGELES—Southwestern Law School, home to over 145 law students of Armenian heritage, will again welcome current and prospective Armenian-American lawyers to its special annual event for the Armenian community on Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The more than a century-old Los Angeles’ law school greatly values its decades-long ties to the Armenian-American community. For many years, Southwestern’s diverse and dynamic community has included a large and involved contingent of graduates who are of Armenian heritage, and where the Armenian Law Students Association is one of the most active groups on campus.

The Saturday, Jan. 31 event will offer programming for both current law students and prospective law students. One component will provide career development and networking for current law students. Southwestern is proud to team up with the Armenian Bar Association for this 4th annual event. The other component is designed to educate prospective students about legal education and the multiple and versatile opportunities that a law degree affords. This is the second year that Southwestern is hosting this special open house event for the Armenian-American community.

The day’s events, hosted at the historic Bullocks Wilshire landmark on the Southwestern campus, will begin at 10 a.m., with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. RSVPs, with the total number in the party, and any inquiries should be directed to Kelly Greer, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, at kgreer@swlaw.edu or 213.738.6834. The campus is located at 3050 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Complimentary parking will be provided.

Vice Dean Anahid Gharakhanian encourages attendance at the event. “Southwestern provides an incredibly vibrant community for legal education and professional development, and it’s wonderful to see our very large number of Armenian-American students and alums thriving in every aspect of that community — both at Southwestern and in multiple areas of the legal profession.”

Sally Avitsian, a 2003 graduate of Southwestern and Executive Director of NBC Universal Television Distribution agrees: “Southwestern not only helped shape me as an attorney, it shaped me as a person through its incredibly supportive staff and unmatched faculty. It challenged me each and every day, catapulting my career to soaring heights. I am exactly where I want to be today thanks to Southwestern and its immense network and web of connections.”

Southwestern is known for its nationally ranked Entertainment Law Program (recognized as #1 by LawStreetMedia.com and within the top ten for three years running in the Hollywood Reporter’s American’s Top Entertainment Law Schools), as well as numerous other areas, including family law, immigration, civil litigation, and criminal law. In LA County, over 140 Southwestern graduates serve as Public Defenders, and over 220 graduates serve as Deputy District Attorneys, and Southwestern boasts 80 graduates serving as sitting judges in Southern California.

To find out more about Southwestern Law School, visit www.swlaw.edu.

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